LEXINGTON KY 40508-1230
Contact Information
Address 201 NEWTOWN PIKE
LEXINGTON, KY 40508 1230
Phone (859) 6199190
Contact Name Remy Simpson
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Our new Mutts 4 the Military Program-Helping Veterans & Shelter Dogs
At A Glance
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Mission Statement
Helping Animals of All Kinds
Paws 4 the Cause is a regional nonprofit animal rescue serving the greater Central Kentucky area. We are dedicated to bettering the lives of animals through rescue, adoption, transport, and medical care. We help as many animals as we possibly can, dedicating all of our available resources toward helping animals in need, while spending little or nothing on overhead, and maintaining an all volunteer and grant-funded staff. We also run a program for training rescue dogs to become service animals, who are then provided to military members suffering from PTSD free of charge! Our larger goal is to provide free mobile spay/neuter where it is needed in the state of Kentucky, and to eventually build a bigger and better facility for our operational needs. We will not stop until we accomplish these goals.
Background Statement Paws for the Cause was started in 2008 as a natural and formalized extension of work that the board members had been engaged in up to that point. We brought over 100 years of animal rescue experience together in one organization to help combat the growing issue of animal rescue and homelessness, and all of the problems associated with that issue. From that point, we reached out and networked with countless other organizations across Kentucky and the nation to formulate a  cohesive plan for more aggressive and effective rescuing techniques that ultimately benefited all of those involved. To this day, we continue to operate at the forefront of animal rescue in the state of Kentucky, utilizing all of our established connections and an impressive media platform to reach out and involve more citizens of the community in our bold view.
Impact Statement
Last year
-We assisted in the rescue of hundreds of animals.
-Assisted rural shelters with homeless and injured animal population
-Built our new kennel
-Raised funds for our spay/neuter clinic
-Grew our organization through community outreach
-Raised funds for a much needed spay and neuter clinic
-Provided free dog and cat food to those on a fixed income
-Provided behavioral modification for dozens of dogs in need
Our goals this year include
-Increasing our community outreach
-Increasing Fundraising
-Increase Volunteer Involvement 
-Increase spay/neuter
-Assist more of the at-risk and injured animal population
-Offer more services for those in need
Needs Statement
Enhancement of our community outreach: Almost all of the animals that we assist come from abuse situations, and require specialized vetting and care. Additional funding would allow us to increase our care to those who require our assistance. There is no shortage of need, but very few agencies who are willing or able to assist. Approx. Cost $5,000 per month
Increased Spay/Neuter program: We have the funding in place to finish our spay/neuter clinic. The goal now becomes the implementation of  a powerful spay/neuter program that will have an impact on the burgeoning animal population. Approx. Cost: $4,000 per month
Service Dog Program: Our growing commitment to veterans requires that we increase our service dog program, which provides free service dogs to qualified veterans suffering from PTSD. We take this commitment very seriously and expect our canines to be very well trained professionals. We have a trainer on board who gives us a significant price break, but it still requires approx. $1,500 per dog to implement.
Transportation costs: A mission as hefty and expansive as ours requires lots of transportation costs, from shuttling animals back and forth across Kentucky to transporting them to safe haven out of state. The combined costs of vehicles, maintenance, fuel and insurance increases all the time.  Approx. Cost $1,000 per month
Martha's Way: This relatively new program is designed to create special events whereby certain well-behaved rescue dogs and cats can be brought together with members of the handicapped community for "fun days" and outings, enhancing the strong bond that animals and humans enjoy, while fulfilling a much needed hole in community outreach toward this special population. Approx. Cost: $300 per month
CEO/Executive Director Statement It is my pleasure and my passion to serve all animals in need, and those who love and rely on them. We are firmly committed to a goal of helping as many as possible, however we can. We are on the front lines of animal rescue, caring for those who have been abused and have no voice. We will be there voice, and we will help all that we can with whatever resources we can garner.
Board Chair Statement No animal should know the loneliness of being abandoned in a shelter or along the side of the road. We are here to help for as long as our resources allow. Our commitment is to the homeless and the injured. Kentucky laws desperately need updating, and the need for assistance in the state is at an epidemic level. We are one of the few agencies who recognizes this problem and is utilizing all of it's resources to attack this problem, which is a black eye for the state of Kentucky, and an issue that requires attention in order for us to move forward as a state, and attract the kind of business interests that will ultimately benefit all Kentuckians. Animal cruelty has also been shown to be a powerful stepping stone toward cruelty to other humans. If addressed properly at it's root, we could see a significant reduction in domestic abuse and violent crime. Combating animal abuse benefits us all.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Mental Health Associations - Multipurpose
Geographic Areas Served
Central Kentucky
West Virginia
We are based in Lexington, but primarily serve the Central Kentucky region to include portions of Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio. We have assisted animals in need and transported to most states in this section of the country, going as far north as New York and New Hampshire (with special regard to Massachusetts), and as far south as Florida and Texas.
Board Chair
Board Chair 201 Newtown Pike Remy Simpson 40508
Company Affiliation Starlight
Term Aug 2017 to
Board Members
Kathy HendricksPaws 4 the Cause/ Development Director
Carol JungRetired
Billy Sam PennVolunteer
Remy SimpsonPaws4the Cause/ President
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Remy Simpson
Term Start Aug 2012
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 6
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 98%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Description Mutts 4 the Military rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and places them with disadvantaged veterans and active-duty military personnel. These dogs are vetted, trained, and certified as emotional support companions/service dogs at no cost to the recipient. We will also help with any future veterinary bills if needed. It is our goal to place at least 20 dogs a year with veterans and service members suffering from mental illness such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. 
Budget 42000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Animal-Assisted Therapy
Population Served Adults, People/Families with of People with Disabilities, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short Term Success
Certify 20 shelter/rescue dogs to become service/emotional support/companion dogs
Meet the needs of veterans and active duty service members suffering from mental health issues
Make Kentucky the forefront provider of this innovative service 
Program Long term Success In the future, Mutts 4 the Military would like to expand the program to help 20+ veterans annually. When M4tM has the funds to do so, we would like to exclusively hire veterans from our DBC (Doggie Bootcamp) program to train all of the M4tM and emotional support/therapy/companion animals. 
Program Success Monitored By Mutts 4 the Military plans to stay connected with the veterans/active duty service members and their families after a dog has been placed with them. Check ins will be done to monitor the dog's behavior, how the training is going, if there has been any alleviation of the veteran's symptoms and struggles, and if the environment is suitable for the dog. 
Examples of Program Success Mutts 4 the Military just placed its first dog with its first veteran candidate. Holly, a blue pit-mix, joined a central KY veteran and his family in September of 2017. 
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $70,000.00
Projected Expenses $75,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$87,052$14,500--
Administration Expense$3,204$1,080--
Fundraising Expense$2,122----
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Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.810.73--
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%93%--
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Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
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Form 990s
2018 2018 990
2017 2017 990
2016 2016 990
2015 2015 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
CEO Comments Every day is a constant struggle to find the kind of support we need to continue our mission of saving as many as possible. It may seem like an impossible numbers game from the outside, but to that special dog or cat who is suffering, it means their whole world. We are always aware of how those in need must feel, and the single things that binds all of the members of this very passionate organization, is the empathy of how that must feel. That empathy does not stop with the animal, but rather continues to the people as well - the people who require a companion in their lives, or may simply need help with their existing friend. We have built a structure whereby our expenses are bare bone - we can get our existing food and shelter needs addressed for very cheap, and our vet bills are negotiated to the last dollar. Every dollar pays for something meaningful, and is not wasted on overhead or "processing fees" or any of that other garbage. Our aim is true: to save all that we can with every last penny. If we can cobble together some grants or donations that other non-profits might consider minimal, we could accomplish miracles.
Address 201 NEWTOWN PIKE
LEXINGTON, KY 405081230
Primary Phone 859 6199190
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Remy Simpson
Board Chair 201 Newtown Pike Remy Simpson 40508
Board Chair Company Affiliation Starlight